Villa Armas cabins are located 5 minutes walk from Akashotel where the ski bus stops. Cabins although located in a "square" are quiet and generally well equipped. They are clean and comfortable although not as high end as Maston Aitio cabins in Ruka. As mentioned before the pillows are a bit soft but certainly didn't affect my sleeping. What you see in the brochure (Inghams) is what you get rather than pot luck with Yllas Log cabins which are dotted around in woodland behind and had mixed reviews. We took a DVD player (as only VCR in cabin). The biggest surprise was a local reindeer "Jack" who visited our cabin nearly every morning.
The cabins are well located for ski bus to slopes and also to walk into the town to the supermarket and restaurants - as recommended by other people go to Jullis - the pizzas are enormous and I can recommend the more sophisticated a la carte menu as well.
Yllas Ski slopes are 5 mins bus ride away (recommend if you're going to slopes regularly you pay for weekly bus ticket to be added to your ski lift pass). Facilities at the ski slopes i.e. cafe/restaurant/bar were excellent (although pricier than the town) and ski hire was very efficient. Definitely hire a locker to store your skis/boots for the week as so much easier than carting them about. Ski slopes were also kept in good condition and all the beginners easy slopes had someone manning/helping you with the button lifts - great for those who are not so confident.
My second trip to Finland and would definitely go again.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Armas Cabins Lapland, Finland - Akaslompolo